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Atos multiplies supercomputing capacity by 12 at CESGA in Spain with new “Finisterrae III”

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Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain), Paris (France) July 29, 2021

Atos has been selected by the Galician Supercomputing Centre (CESGA), to style and design, deliver and install a new supercomputing technique, named Finisterrae III, centered on Atos’ BullSequana X supercomputing architecture, that will multiply the present capacities of the centre by twelve, while furnishing large storage capability. The deal also includes a 30-qubit Atos Quantum Finding out Equipment (Atos QLM30), which places CESGA as a pioneer in Spain in quantum simulation.

CESGA will use the supercomputer for exploration projects in collaboration with university and field researchers in Galicia for a variety of strategic parts of science and technological innovation these kinds of as nanotechnology, new materials and industrial processes, health and fitness and daily life sciences and ocean sciences. It will also promote the use of HPC and Huge Knowledge in SMEs.

It will allow people to adopt new Synthetic Intelligence, Equipment Finding out and Deep Finding out approaches and use these in supercomputing. It will also promote Sector four. and the Industrial Electronic Innovation Hub of Galicia, bringing supercomputing approaches to general public administrations and extending the use of supercomputing to other parts of understanding, these kinds of as Social Sciences and Humanities.

The primary style and design principle of the Finisterrae III task is to deliver a convenient, open up, productive, versatile, and adaptable infrastructure for diverse computational paradigms. In this sense, the task will deliver entry to rising technologies, specially Quantum Computing, thanks to the Atos QLM, which will allow specialists, builders, and people to coach on the equipment.

“We are happy to deliver CESGA with this new supercomputing technique developed with the hottest technologies which is also a responsible and large-functionality device that contributes to the advancement of science and technological innovation”, said Agnès Boudot, Senior Vice President, Head of HPC & Quantum at Atos. “With this new deal Atos confirms its know-how in delivering large-functionality computing answers, opening computing new horizons to the continuously demanding desires of our buyers.”

The targets of CESGA are the universalization of Study, Improvement and Innovation (R&D&I), facilitating entry to these assets to a larger number of entities and providers, as properly as building a link concerning parts of understanding (mainstreaming) and supporting the increasing complexity of investigations.

Quantum simulation

The Atos QLM is a simulator that permits people to produce, improve and check quantum apps. Combining an extremely-compact, large-driven equipment with a universal programming language. It permits researchers and engineers to produce and experiment with quantum program and is the world’s only quantum program growth and simulation equipment. The technique simulates the legislation of physics, which are at the heart of quantum computing, to work out the specific execution of a quantum software with double-digit precision.

For far more information on the Finisterrae III task, check out the CESGA web-site: https://www.cesga.es/en/what-we-do/supercomputing/


Specialized requirements:

Finisterrae III will multiply the computing capability of the former CESGA supercomputer by twelve, furnishing a computing electric power of four PetaFLOPS through 354 computing nodes geared up with hottest generation Intel Xeon Ice Lake 8352Y processors of 32 cores at 2.2GHz.

It also incorporates a total of a hundred and forty four GPU accelerators: Nvidia A100 and Nvidia T4 GPU.

Together, the supercomputer nodes have 118 TB aggregate memory and 5 PB disk storage capability centered on NetApp technological innovation.

Storage – For local storage, nodes consist of NVMe SSD stable state drives, with an aggregate capability of 355TB and blazing-speedy knowledge enter/ output pace. The new technique also has a 20 PB capability long lasting knowledge storage subsystem.

Interconnect – The nodes are related by a large capability, incredibly small latency Infiniband HDR100 interconnect community.

About Atos

Atos is a world wide chief in digital transformation with one hundred and five,000 personnel and once-a-year revenue of around € 11 billion. European number 1 in cybersecurity, cloud and large functionality computing, the Group offers personalized finish-to-finish answers for all industries in 71 international locations. A pioneer in decarbonization expert services and solutions, Atos is committed to a safe and decarbonized digital for its consumers. Atos operates less than the manufacturers Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), mentioned on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The goal of Atos is to support style and design the future of the information house. Its know-how and expert services help the growth of understanding, schooling and exploration in a multicultural technique and add to the growth of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the globe, the Group permits its buyers and personnel, and users of societies at significant to are living, operate and produce sustainably, in a protected and safe information house.

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